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LAST DAYS....
ozoneocean at 8:31AM, June 27, 2011
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So, the change to the new system is meant to go ahead this week. O_O

All this old look will be gooooooorrrrrrrrrrn, replaced by the new green and gold look- those are Australian sports colours so it basically means the site is becoming rabidly Aussie.
Fair warning.



Anyway, I'm scared.

I look forward to the new front page though.
 
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crocty at 9:14AM, June 27, 2011
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Soooo…This is like the fourth last day of this site design now, right?
THIS NEW SITE SUCKS I'M LEAVING FOREVER I PROMISE, GUYS.
NOT BLUFFING, I'M GONE IF YOU DON'T FIX IT.
Oh god I'm so alone someone pay attention to me
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Genejoke at 9:18AM, June 27, 2011
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I'm kind of resigned to most of it and the inevitable screw up but what does bother me is the forums.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 9:28AM, June 27, 2011
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I just don't want to be here if something messes up again…

These duckies are temperamental.



And furthermore, I don't want anything to go wrong.



I just hope the new duck loads better.
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Genejoke at 9:59AM, June 27, 2011
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yeah without the constant logouts will be awesome. three attempts to do this.
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skoolmunkee at 10:32AM, June 27, 2011
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I think it will be a rocky transition the first couple weeks, but prolonging it at this point is just silly. Might as well just do it, have people deal with whatever they have to deal with because of the new system, and move forward. There's going to be people who are unhappy but there will also be people who like it. And hopefully they'll be able to dedicate more fully to making whatever improvements we ask for to the new site, once they don't have to worry about the old one.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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ayesinback at 10:37AM, June 27, 2011
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I haven't been a DD member for even one year yet, but I'm already feeling nostalgic for “the old place”.

It's like we should be taking a variety of screenshots to remember the family homestead.
under new management
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I Am The 1337 Master at 10:42AM, June 27, 2011
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ayesinback
I haven't been a DD member for even one year yet, but I'm already feeling nostalgic for “the old place”.

It's like we should be taking a variety of screenshots to remember the family homestead.

Make a comic out of it.

“This is what things looked like when the site hit the alchohol kiddies. Now remember, don't do drugs kids. You'll look like this!”
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blindsk at 1:00PM, June 27, 2011
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The anticipation rivals that of the Rapture!

Except I'm actually looking forward to this one.
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Ally Haert at 1:19PM, June 27, 2011
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I've been through a few comparable circumstances with websites before. I'm not really holding the torch a perfect launch or a perfectly operational new website. What I'm really hoping for is continued improvement.

I'm just worried that they are busting their butts trying to get this website up, and once it's finally launched they'll be slow to fix the bugs that it'll be (inevitably) frought with.

Not that I don't have faith in the programmers mind you.

Either way I agree with Skool. I'm not one of those “pull the bandaid off reeeeeeeaal slowly” types, I'm more of a “RIP IT OFF AND BE DONE WITH IT” kind of girl. Let's get this site change over with! I'm ready to be broken in on the new color scheme. I'm sure after a month or so with it I'll barely notice it anymore *crosses fingers*.





Fuuuuu–

That song is stuck in my head now. Gonna be humming it for days! And that's even the worst part of it. I only know like the first line of the chorus!

“I come from a land down under! Where wheummm uhuhm huhm hhummeremmm and humermmre thunder!”


FML.
“No one can go back to start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending,” Maria Ross.
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Lonnehart at 3:03PM, June 27, 2011
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I'm still not looking forward to the name change. From something that sounds wild and intersting to something generic and boring. It'll be interesting to see what it will do to the site. :)
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blindsk at 11:04PM, June 27, 2011
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Ally Haert
I'm not really holding the torch a perfect launch or a perfectly operational new website.


If I were to take that out of context…
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Dodgy at 10:22AM, June 28, 2011
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“This is what things looked like when the site hit the alchohol kiddies. Now remember, don't do drugs kids. You'll look like this!”

an yet they still dropped some acid to made the new design

pq me for your psychic tarot reading - only 20 bucks
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Zeph at 11:03AM, June 28, 2011
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So, can I take it, that with all this new designing, they actually addressed and solved problems, and fixed bugs?

… Or are all we in for is repainting the old car, with it's bad breaks, poor steering, and broken blinkers?
Comic The Mutha Flippin God of Airsoft

Rockin the WTF face.
CLEARLY AN OUTRAGE! CLEARLY!
wait what?
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Genejoke at 11:07AM, June 28, 2011
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In theory we will have a fresh colour scheme and a smooth running site, but lose the ability to customize things fully for a little while. What will probably happen is that we get a whole new load of bugs but they should be short lived…
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I Am The 1337 Master at 11:32AM, June 28, 2011
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Ally Haert
That song is stuck in my head now.
And you're here in my heart and my heart will go on!
(yes I know that's not the one but, fitting, isn't it?)
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ayesinback at 12:39PM, June 28, 2011
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Dodgy
I Am The 1337 Master
“This is what things looked like when the site hit the alchohol kiddies. Now remember, don't do drugs kids. You'll look like this!”

an yet they still dropped some acid to made the new design
www.druggedduck.com

someone
fresh colour scheme
the electric Easter egg -FLASH- raising a “new breed” of ducks

and if the site runs faster, and I hope and believe it will, the new breed of duck will say “quick” instead of “quack”
under new management
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I Am The 1337 Master at 2:17PM, June 28, 2011
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You know, could we just not get rid of drunk?

I don't mind if we lose the duck.

The Drunk Webcomics!

A perfect campaign to get sponsors!
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gullas at 2:17PM, June 28, 2011
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ayesinback
and if the site runs faster, and I hope and believe it will, the new breed of duck will say “quick” instead of “quack”

but I like saying quack :'(
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Dodgy at 2:37PM, June 28, 2011
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Genejoke
In theory we will have a fresh colour scheme and a smooth running site, but lose the ability to customize things fully for a little while.

losin costomization jus for a little while? this sounds alot like quantum mechanics - its string(ing you along) theory

pq me for your psychic tarot reading - only 20 bucks
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ayesinback at 2:48PM, June 28, 2011
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gullas
ayesinback
and if the site runs faster, and I hope and believe it will, the new breed of duck will say “quick” instead of “quack”
but I like saying quack :'(
ooooooooooh. Ah. you see, I think Genejoke's right. customization and any other dispensations will be harder to come by on the new site . . .
maybe if you say quack really fast it will sound like quick

*some very funky pictures come up when you google "tongue in cheek*
under new management
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Genejoke at 3:15PM, June 28, 2011
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Dodgy
Genejoke
In theory we will have a fresh colour scheme and a smooth running site, but lose the ability to customize things fully for a little while.

losin costomization jus for a little while? this sounds alot like quantum mechanics - its string(ing you along) theory

You may think that but I couldn't possibly comment.
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NickyP at 7:08PM, June 28, 2011
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As long as that “rollback” from a few months ago doesn't happen again, I'll be fine. That was absolutely unacceptable. I know I for certain was pretty close to leaving the site myself because of it.
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ozoneocean at 8:11PM, June 28, 2011
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… Or are all we in for is repainting the old car, with it's bad breaks, poor steering, and broken blinkers?
Definitely NOT!
100% no to that.

It'll be a brand new car that we're shovelling all our stuff into, but like some new cars there'll be weird knocking sounds from under the hood, no spare tyre, acceleration will seem too fast and the breaks will seem too slow, it'll handle corners differently and the gears will seem a bit stiff, new features will still need to be factory installed at a later date, and it'll have that disgusting “new car smell” that always makes me sick to my stomach for the first few weeks, But like most new cars you'll get used to its foibles and a lot of things will smooth out over time.
 
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Zeph at 8:47PM, June 28, 2011
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Smoothed over… and cars…

I can only imagine a steam-roller.
Comic The Mutha Flippin God of Airsoft

Rockin the WTF face.
CLEARLY AN OUTRAGE! CLEARLY!
wait what?
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ozoneocean at 10:01PM, June 28, 2011
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Yeah, that's pretty much how the change is gonna hit us :)

:(


Some things will be grrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeat!
Some things will be shiz, but HOPEFULLY improve later- ie template editing.

-There is NO way to get around or minimize that one. It IS a sticking point, for ME specifically more than anyone else, because I've always had and been very protective of my own template, I've personally edited or created the templates for 10s of users, made two of the most popular template styles for the DD templates, and I've known about Lawrence's plans for this aspect way before anyone else except Skoolmunkee and argued bloody damn hard against them.
SO yeah… Some things will be cool, but on that one I remain to be convinced. I really do.
 
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OnlyFoolsAndVikings at 10:26PM, June 28, 2011
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ayesinback
I haven't been a DD member for even one year yet, but I'm already feeling nostalgic for “the old place”.

It's like we should be taking a variety of screenshots to remember the family homestead.


Dear god, same here, I'm not at all a ‘veteran’ user, but I really do feel attached to DD. I will miss the old duck, with its sometimes slow and crappy connection, with its dull grey forums coloured by humourous avatars…

But I am definately looking forward to the changeover. Though, fairly scared too. Nervous, or apprehensive are probably better words, actually. It's kind of like watching a little duckling finally grow up and leave the nest (except, I probably wouldn't have allowed a duckling to get “drunk”, that would be unnacceptable!)

I'm definately looking forward to improving the site and putting on my protective glasses so I don't get eye cancer from the garish colour scheme, but hey, I'm willing to do that stuff for the Duck.


And as long as we're using the metaphor of a Car, I'd like to call it the Duckmobile, with 100 quacks to the litre.
of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I STROKE MY MOUSTACHE IN A SUGGESTIVE MANNER!
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Zeph at 11:06PM, June 28, 2011
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Quick Ozone, storm the castle!
I'll get the paper machete soldiers!
Comic The Mutha Flippin God of Airsoft

Rockin the WTF face.
CLEARLY AN OUTRAGE! CLEARLY!
wait what?
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ozoneocean at 12:13AM, June 29, 2011
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I'm definately looking forward to improving the site and putting on my protective glasses so I don't get eye cancer from the garish colour scheme, but hey, I'm willing to do that stuff for the Duck.

Haha, reminds me of this:



:)
-A song about the immediate future that's right up there with Shiny Shiny for wonderful upbeat sound coupled with a slightly opposite message in the lyrics.

We should all post self pics of ourselves with Sunglasses in the self pic thread in homage to DD's future! B)
 
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Nicotine at 12:27AM, June 29, 2011
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Oh boy, I wish we could keep this old site, just fix the bugs! D:

But it won't happen. Oh well, time to get out my shades for the new forum…
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